An Elephant in the Garden
|Author||: Michael Morpurgo|
|Publisher||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 60|
|Rating||: 4/5 (734 Downloads)|
Download or read book An Elephant in the Garden written by Michael Morpurgo and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-10-15 with total page 60 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Elephant in the Garden is Simon Reade’s new adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel. 1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother – and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies’ advance from the West – and also the advancing Russian armies from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie’s story – but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, loadbearing, indestructible, cheering – Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.